What happens when you take on the establishment? Renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis gives a blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth when he attempted to re-negotiate Greece’s relationship with the EU in 2015, sparking a spectacular battle with global implications. In a special lunchtime talk, Varoufakis offers an inside look at an extraordinary story fueled by hypocrisy and betrayal that shook the global establishment to its foundations and shares an urgent warning about how the policies once embraced by the EU and the White House have spawned instability throughout the Western world.
Yanis Varoufakis served as Minister of Finance of Greece in 2015, and taught economics and econometrics at the University of Essex and the University of East Anglia. From 2013-14 he taught at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin as a visiting professor. Varoufakis studied economics in the UK, first at the University of Essex and secondly mathematical statistics at the University of Birmingham. He has a PhD in economics, and has written several books on game theory, microeconomics and macroeconomics.